The inhabitants of Zimmern, a small municipality in Thüringen, Germany, can finally look forward to safe and reliable sewage removal with the installation of a complete high performance pipe system based on BorECO™ polypropylene (PP) from Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions.
Zimmern's current antiquated disposal method is being replaced by a modern, separate sewage pipeline with the possibility to be connected to a sewage treatment plant in the future. More than 4.5km of BorECO BA212E AWADUKT PP SN10 RAUSISTO high load pipes and AWASCHACHT PP DN 1000 inspection chambers from REHAU are being used for the project, which is due for completion by the end of 2010.
The Association for Sewage Treatment for Middle Unstrut and the planner, Engineering Office Oppermann, deemed REHAU's BorECO BA212E-based products the optimal solution for fulfilling the strict requirements of Drinking Water Protection Zone II standard DWA A 142. In Zimmern and other such Zone II locations, extreme diligence is required when commissioning a sewage project in order to avoid the potential endangerment of ground water.
BorECO BA212E is a high modulus PP designed primarily for pipes exposed to heavy wear and tear. The material, characterised by an excellent balance of stiffness and impact properties, allows the production of pipes of high durability, chemical resistance and abrasion resistance.
Sewage pipes made of BorECO™ PP are especially suited for applications with demanding requirements and difficult topographical environments.
The BorECO™ PP pipe follows the soil movement or settlement thanks to its flexibility. The surrounding soil and the PP pipe establish a safe symbiosis which means that the BorECO™ PP pipe will not crack in case of static or dynamic loads and maintain its leak tightness.
"BorECO BA212E offers an ideal combination of stiffness and impact strength needed to respond to the demanding needs of a leaktight and heavily loaded sewage pipeline in a sensitive area" comments Martin Lackner, Application Marketing Manager in the Business Unit Pipe. "A BorECO PP sewerage system network fulfils the increasing demands of permanently functioning sewage pipe systems. For the 350 residents of Zimmern, this means a future of reliable, safe sewage disposal appropriate to today's requirements."
Borealis Business Unit Pipe
Borealis is the leading supplier of advanced polypropylene and polyethylene pipe system solutions. Through the close dialogue with our customers and stakeholders, we have developed a broad and innovative product and service portfolio over the last 50 years. Our applications cover water and gas distribution, waste water and sewage disposal, chemical and industrial pipelines, in-house plumbing and heating as well as pipe systems for oil and gas exploration and transportation. Through our close relationships with our customers & partners we strive to deliver a steady stream of innovative pipe and fittings solutions that add real value for all members in the value chain.
Borealis (borealisgroup.com) is a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions that create value for society. With sales of EUR 4.7 billion in 2009, customers in over 120 countries, and 5,200 employees worldwide, Borealis is owned 64% by the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi and 36% by OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt. Borealis is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has production locations, innovation centers and customer service centers across Europe and the Americas. Through Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil companies, the company’s footprint reaches out to the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Indian sub-continent and Africa. Established in 1998, Borouge employs approximately 1,400 people, has customers in more than 50 countries and its headquarters are in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Singapore.
Building on the unique Borstar® technology and their experience in polyolefins of more than 50 years, Borealis and Borouge provide innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the infrastructure (pipe systems and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging markets. In addition, Borealis offers a wide range of base chemicals from melamine and plant nutrients to phenol and acetone.
Today Borealis and Borouge manufacture over 4 million tonnes of polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) per year. Borouge is currently tripling its polyolefins manufacturing capacity to 2 million tonnes per year (t/y) by mid-2010 and an additional 2.5 million t/y is scheduled for 2013. The companies continue to invest to ensure that their customers throughout the value chain, across the globe, can always rely on product quality, consistency and security of supply.
Borouge and Borealis are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and proactively contribute to addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through their Water for the World™ initiative.